Checkered days, long knights shooting chess
Boss? BOSS! Are you okay? Oh, I thought you were dead, all slumped over like that.
Yeah, I just fell asleep looking at your chess photos, Johnson. This was the best you could do?
Come on, Boss, there’s not much action in chess. Look, at least Magnus Carlsen is stroking his chin. And here’s a shot of a player walking slowly with a mug….
Face it, Johnson, you’re just not one of the great chess photographers. Back in 1972, I got a shot of Boris Spassky sneezing. Now THAT was a classic!
I love to hear you talk about the old days, Boss. Was that the best-ever?
Yeah, until we got that shot of Bobby Fischer picking his nose with a white rook. We’ll never top that.
Boss, it’s not my fault nothing dramatic happened. Heck, all Carlsen does is just hang out with movie actress Liv Tyler. Who wants to see her?
Liv Tyler? JOHNSON!!!!! Bring me that heavy glass ashtray and turn around, will you?
Top: Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen (R) plays against India’s Viswanathan Anand during the Bilbao Final Masters 2010 in Bilbao October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent West
Middle: Spanish chess player Alexei Shirov (L) plays against Russian Vladimir Kramnik during the Bilbao Final Masters 2010 in Bilbao October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent West
Bottom: Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen enters the red carpet with actress Liv Tyler as front row special guests at the G-Star RAW Spring/Summer 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 14th 2010. REUTERS/Eric Thayer